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Ever-Changing Exhibitions, Always-Free Admission
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, in the heart of Wausau, Wisconsin, is known for its internationally acclaimed Birds in Art exhibition, presented each fall.

  • Art of the natural world is the guiding spirit behind the paintings, works on paper, and sculpture in the Museum’s collection.
  • Diverse exhibitions feature artwork from around the world and change more often than the seasons.
  • Enriching programs and events for all ages enliven exhibition themes.
  • Artist residencies offer opportunities for in-depth understanding of mediums and processes through public programs, demonstrations, and hands-on learning.
  • Committed to always-free admission, the Museum is a valued community resource and north central Wisconsin cultural attraction.
  • Groups are welcome! Learn more about a self-guided Museum visit and scheduling group and school tours. Tours can be arranged for groups of 10 or more, three weeks in advance.

What’s on View
Exhibitions change often as do program themes and events designed to enhance visitors’ experiences and encourage frequent visits.

Tues–Fri 9am–4pm
First Thurs of each month 9am–7:30pm
Thursdays during Birds in Art 9am–7:30pm
Sat–Sun Noon–5pm
Closed Mon & holidays, including New Year’s Day, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas

Woodson Art Museum
700 North Twelfth Street (Franklin & 12th Street)
Wausau, WI 54401-5007
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The Museum is accessible; wheelchairs and strollers are available. If you have questions about specific accommodations, please call the Museum in advance at 715.845.7010 or contact us.

Wausau Area
An array of outdoor and cultural Wausau-area attractions perfectly complement frequent Woodson Art Museum visits throughout every season.

Visit Extras

Audio Tours
Enriching audio tours on an iPod touch offer insights into selected changing exhibition artworks.
Activity Guides
All ages explore exhibitions via fun, interactive exercises in printed in-gallery activity guides.
In-gallery videos expand on exhibition themes.
Available for purchase.

Artist Residencies

See video of visiting artists.


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Tues–Fri 9am–4pm
First Thurs of month 9am–7:30pm
Thurs during Birds in Art
Sat–Sun Noon–5pm
Closed Mon & holidays

Always-Free Admission

700 North 12th Street
Wausau, WI 54403
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